Scholarship awards are very exciting to receive after many years of hard work and dedication. Keep in mind you must follow all the specified guidelines for each scholarship. The Counseling Office has no additional information about many of the scholarships you apply for on-line. To find answers to questions about these scholarships, consult the specific scholarship website. Many scholarships require a transcript and/or recommendations. Be sure you request a transcript or letters of recommendations at least ten school days before it needs to be postmarked. Posted deadlines are the date by which materials must be postmarked, unless otherwise indicated below.
Additional sources for scholarships: www.collegefortn.org, www.scholarships.com, www.fastweb.com, www.studentscholarships.org, www.planningyourdreams.org . All of these have many scholarships that are not school specific and can be used at the college of your choice. If you earn either a 3.0 GPA on the OR a 21 on the ACT, you will automatically be eligible for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship, which can be used at any in-state school. You MUST complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid; www.fafsa.gov; and create your FSA-ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov) online beginning October 1st to ensure that you will receive the HOPE. If you do not file the FAFSA, you will not receive the HOPE regardless of eligibility.
** Tennessee Promise Scholarship**: offers two years of tuition-free community or technical college to Tennessee high school graduates. Application deadline is Nov. 1. Apply online at www.TNPromise.gov *There are several on-going deadlines/requirements you must meet to remain eligible for this scholarship. Steps to the TN Promise
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
This scholarship is open to students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. The award is $10,000 and renewable up to $40,000 total per recipient. For information, eligibility requirements, and an online application: www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships
Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship
Limited exclusively to men and women entering their senior year of high school. Must have at least a 3.0 or “B” average and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport. Apply online at www.wendysheisman.com. Deadline is early October.
Burger King Scholars Program
$1000 towards college or technical school
High school senior & U.S. resident, Have part-time job
Applications available to first 50,000 applicants till Jan. 17th www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation
$1000 scholarship, Merit based, College or Technical School
Apply online at www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards Online application available Oct. 1
Horatio-Alger Association of Distinguished American, Inc.
Financial Need ($50,000 or lower adjusted gross income per family)
Must be a U.S. citizen and have at least a 2.0 GPA
Have a commitment to pursue a bachelor’s degree (4 year degree)
Must exhibit perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.
Application online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/
Deadline: Oct. 25
Leadership, acad. excellence, community service & activities.
Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of the junior year.
Cannot be affiliated with Coca-Cola
Apply online at www.coca-colascholars.org Deadline – Oct. 31
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards -2 prestigious awards
Based on community service
www.prudential.com/spirit or www.principals.org/prudential
Deadline to principal – early Nov. Must print application, sign and
Submit to principal.
Elks National Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Open to all www.elks.org/enf/scholars Due to mid- Nov.
Elks Nursing Scholarship
*for students pursuing a nursing career. ACT 18 or higher and GPA 3.0, financial need. See Mrs. Reischman for applications, due mid Nov.
Elks Legacy Awards
*for students with parent or grandparent in Elks. Application is online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars Apply now
Elks Emergency Education Grant Program
*for children of deceased or disabled Elks members. If you think you may qualify, contact ELKS at 773-755-4732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application Due Oct. 31st
AXA Achievement Scholarship Deadline – Dec. 1
Active in your community
Led a project that benefits others
Have you overcome personal challenges?
$10,000-$25,000 – apply at https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship Deadline – Dec. 15
Minimum Award Amt. - $2500
Pursuing degree in business
Based on Financial need. Min. GPA 2.5
Apply at http://www.scarlettfoundation.org/middle-tennessee/scholarships.htm
American Legion Oratorical
Constitutional speech contest; participants prepare a speech on an assigned topic and present to judges; awards up to $24, 000.
ROTC programs; after graduation will serve in the Air Force, up to full tuition
State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program
High School seniors planning to attend 2 or 4 year college, university, or vocational-technical school. GPA of 2.5 to 3.2 and demonstrate financial need. Up to 50 recipients will receive a $2500 award. Only the first 700 applications received will be accepted. Application available online in January 2017 at http://bit.ly/umJYNZ
George Washington Crossing Foundation
Interest in History/Government www.gwcf.org Deadline – Jan. 15
TACD –Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts
Plan to major in Agriculture
Attend a Tennessee public university –financial need
See Mrs. Reischman for application – Deadline – Feb. 1
Ned McWherter Scholars Program
$6000 per year for 4 years, GPA 3.5 and ACT 29 or higher
http://tn.gov/collegepays/article/ned-mcwherter-scholars-program For consideration, completed application and high school transcript must be received by TSAC no later than Feb. 15
Jack Diller Education Award Nashville Predators
$2500; Due Feb. 12th
Essay see website for details: http://predators.nhl.com/dilleraward
American Legion (numerous awards)
Must be child, grandchild, great-grandchild or step-child of Veteran who served at specific times of war. https://www.alaforveterans.org/scholarships/
FFA SCHOLARSHIPS – See Mr. Peery or www.e-farmcredit.com (click the community tab) Deadline – February 28
Tennessee PTA Scholarship
$2,000; Due March 1st
Must be interested in teaching or a child-centered occupation
Horace O. Porter Scholarship Deadline Mar. 1st
GPA min. 2.5, school/community involvement, financial need
See Mrs. Reischman for application
William and Frances Turner Scholarship
$1500, must attend CSCC or UT-Knoxville
Due Date: March 8th -See Mrs. Reischman for application
Stan & Thelma Plumlee Scholarship
Must live in a manufactured home or have a relative who works in
the manufactured or modular industry.
Must plan to attend a TN college/university, community college, or
accredited technical school.
www.tnmha.net Deadline – Mar 8th
AGA Scholarships- for business-related majors, due March 21st. See Mrs. Reischman for application or go on-line at www.nashvilleaga.org/scholarships.html
Joshua Bailey Scholarship – due April 15th
See Mrs. Reischman for application
Culleoka Alumni Scholarship
$2000-For students who have attended Culleoka School 9-12; extra points given to those who have attended K-12. http://www.culleokacasa.com/
Due Date: April 15
Selection based on need, academics, community service, writing skill; 2.5 GPA, must attend 4 year university –Deadline March 27th
Columbia Breakfast Rotary Scholarship
$1,000 awarded to a Culleoka senior. See Mrs. Reischman for application. Due mid-April
Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter Honor Scholarship
2.5 GPA, academic achievement, financial need
See Mrs. Reischman for application—due date April 15th
Southern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors
$500; open to all students
Due date: mid April
Maury County Horseman’s Association Scholarship- due in April
See Mrs. Reischman
US Marine Corps
Up to full tuition
Combined Math and English ACT score of 45, (must serve in the military)
Kaitlyn Hooper Memorial
$500; awarded to an outstanding music student
Maury County Agri-Business Scholarship – April 30
See Mrs. Reischman
Tennessee Marine Family Fallen Heroes Scholarship
$1000 renewable for 1 additional year
Must plan to attend Tennessee Accredited Trade School or University; Requires essay; strong leadership, academics, extracurricular activities important; Due Date: May 1st
Spirit of Culleoka Award
This award will go to a Culleoka Senior who exemplifies the “Spirit of Culleoka.” The amount of the award is $150. See Mrs. Reischman in guidance for application.